Crafts Instructor Training Scheme(CITS)

Training of Craft Instructors is the mandated responsibility of DGT and It has been operational since the inception of the Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS). Comprehensive training both in skills and training methodology is imparted to the instructor trainees to make them conversant with techniques of transferring hands-on skills, to train skilled manpower for the industry.

During admissions in academic session 2018, it was assessed that about 14,000 ITIs with seating capacity of more than 28 lakhs and the skill ecosystem have more than 95,000 instructor positions. But, only about 15% of these are currently trained under CITS. NCVT has mandated that all trainers in ITIs need to be CITS trained. Present capacity in National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) for training of trainers is 9403 per annum with total seating capacity being 12339 (including of govt. and pvt. ITOTs – 2936).

Under the Crafts Instructor Training Scheme programme, the eligible candidates are those who possess NTC/ NAC/Diploma/Degree qualifications. Training in 27 Engineering trades and 9 non-engineering trades is being offered.


National Skill Training Institute, Bengaluru conducting the following CITS Courses:

S.No. CITS Trade wise Sanctioned Unit Sanctioned  Seats Trade Incharges Contact Details
1 Fitter 2 50 DS Meena(TO) 98896 28799
4 Welder 2 50 Rajesh(ADT) 93121 21362
5 Electrician 2 50 Sreeshaila P(TO) 99453 18742
6 Electronic Mechanic 2 50 Pooja R singh(TO) 85477 49045
7 CSA 2 50 P Narmada(TO) 9945778353
8 Total 5 125  

Admission in CITS shall be done through common entrance test(CET) conducted by DGT, New Delhi. Candidates seeking admission in CITS have to appear for common entrance test to be held generaly in the month of JUNE every year as per the notifications. Trainee will be admitted in DGT field insitiute, such as ATI, chennai based upon their rank through central counselling.


Advertisement for admission to craft insrtuctor traning course shall be given in 'Employment News' paper & other leading daily newspapers generally in the month of MAY or JUNE of every year for training session commencing from AUGUST every year.

Candidate seeking admission shall apply with the application form which can be downloaded from


  • 25% seats will be reserved to candidate deputed by the Directorate of State Union territories as per the prior request from the State Directorates.
  • Remaining vacant seats will be filled by private candidate & candidate sponsered from private ITI based on merit only.
  • Central reservation policy will be followed for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-Sm.
  • 30% reservation for women candidates.



CITS Courses

The objective of the Craft Instructor Training (CITS) is to train Instructors in the techniques of transferring hands-on skills, in order to
train semi-skilled / skilled manpower for industry


Contact details

National Skill Training Institute
Outer Ring Road Yeswanthpur
Bengaluru - 560 022

(080) 29724034



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